This section is here to give you the basic facts about depression and help you understand your treatment options.
What is depression?
Basic facts, who it affects, and common misconceptions about depression.
Types of depression
Covers the different terms health professionals might use when describing your condition and what they mean.
Causes of depression
An overview of the possible factors that may cause depression.
How is it treated?
Treatments for mild depression
Looks at what treatments will be recommended if you have mild depression.
Treatment for moderate to severe depression
Looks at what treatments will be recommended if you have moderate to severe depression.
FAQs about medication
What kind of medication will I be offered? What should I do if it doesn’t work? This page answers your most common questions.
Looks at popular alternative treatments like St John’s Wort and Light Therapy and how to use them safely.